Axe Will Fall on Corrupt Ministers

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Envisioning a clean Cabinet.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said here today that any minister found to have been involved in corruption or irregularities would be dropped from the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Cabinet.

Abdul Razak Ghazali

He said the errant minister would be removed immediately.

Dr Mahathir was asked about the criteria for the appointment of the Cabinet ministers, a second batch of whom would be sworn in at Istana Negara on July 2.

He spoke to Malaysian journalists on the second day of his two-day official visit to Indonesia.

Istana Negara had announced that the swearing-in would take place on July 2 and that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, was presented the list of ministers and deputy ministers on June 20.

Dr Mahathir had so far appointed 13 ministers.

As regards to the issue of Eagle High Plantation, Mohd Nasaie said the acquisition of the plantation company by FIC Properties received criticisms from market analysts when it was bought at a price of RM2.26 billion, far higher than market value.

“When we visit this plantation area, it is not a good location because of its peat swamp soil and there is still much replanting to be done,” he said.